A Novel Bookstore, Diane Keaton and a Giveaway
You may wonder why I am showing a photograph of my bike with a book bag hanging off it. Well...I was riding into town yesterday and grabbed a book bag I had bought at Daunt Books in London the day before. As I rode off, merrily down the lane, I thought of blogging friends who would appreciate this bag as much as I do. Wishing I could just place a bulk order, all the while knowing that Mr. H would think I had completely lost my senses, I decided that two would do...for a giveaway. Yes, I just finished one giveaway last week but I am impulsive and I always say, when the spirit moves you...you just have to run with it.
To that end, leave a comment on this post and come Friday evening, I will
select two winners. I will let you in on a little secret...I have more things stashed
away here and there...the kind of things I love and am thinking that
you might too....so, I bought two.
Now...I just want to say, for those of you who are waiting on postcards,
they are finally on their way! My sincere apologies for my tardiness.
You know what life can be like, sometimes it just sweeps you up and sends you flying.
I finally landed on Friday...
Once I completed the lot...I was keen to keep going. If you would like a
postcard in your mailbox... simply send me your address..
I am happy to oblige. :)
Some may recall that I am creating a list for a Mother and Daughter
21 Book Challenge. My daughter and I are having fun creating our lists.
We picked up two books on our travels today.
' Mystery abounds but A Novel Bookstore is no everyday mystery. The victims here
are not members of the underworld, toughs or thugs, but mild, meek and apparently ordinary people. In the eyes of their aggressors, they are guilty of only one crime: expressing their tastes in literature.
Indeed, all three victims are members of The Good Novel's secret selection committee.
Tucked away in a corner of Paris, The Good Novel bookstore offers its clientele literary
masterpieces, both contemporary and classic, selected by a top-secret committee of authors.....'
(text continued on the inside cover of the book)
Miss Christine picked...
' The Complete Prose of Woody Allen is a collection of fifty-two pieces of hilarious writing which firmly establish the author in the tradition of Grouch Marx and James Thurber. Woody Allen's prose displays his versatility and virtuosity with the written word, and his special brand of humour'
(text located on the back cover of the book)
Let's see..so far, we have a few of my favourite things...a bike, book bag,
postcards, books and..oh yes, a mother and daughter movie marathon.
You may wonder when we will have time for this, I often think the same
but we are determined.We have a few months together before we are all move on
to different adventures. Miss Christine to New Zealand, Miss Claire to USA,
yours truly and young Connor to Vietnam to join Mr. H where we will then be
closer to my eldest, Patrick, who resides in Australia.
The girls and I want to make the most of our quality time together.
Our movie marathon will pertain to certain actresses.
We plan to start with Diane Keaton (my pick).
Now...I need to know, from you...
Do you have a favourite Diane Keaton movie?
We watched Annie Hall the other night, hence,
the interest in Woody Allen by Miss Christine.
So far we have....
Somethings Gotta Give
Father of the Bride I and II
The Godfather I, II and III
Would you recommend any others?
Sending you best wishes for a wonderful week!
Jeanne :) xx
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